Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo unveiled at MWC – Hands-on
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo was unveiled at MWC 2011 in Barcelona, Neo is apparently a refresh of the Vivaz and will be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Due to its lower price it would attract many while still packing some of the best features of Sony Ericsson’s flagship.
The phone itself looks pretty good – it sits well in the hand, has a semi-anodised finish and the key arrangement at the front is easy to access with a single digit. And most importantly – of course – the beautiful touch-screen with Mobile Bravia technology for better color and sharper shapes. On the Xperia neo, however, the screen is smaller than on the Xperia arc – at 3.7 inches with resolution of 480 x 854.
This latest Smartphone also feature cutting edge technology from Sony and an exceptional multimedia experience on the latest version of the Android platform. The reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience.
It is Available in silver, red, and blue, the neo also has the ability to plug into your HDTV via an HDMI port and can be controlled with a standard remote. Sony Ericsson is emphasizing the multimedia capabilities of this model, and is therefore targeting it at consumers. Xperia neo builds on the stunning design language that Sony Ericsson has become known with a unique shape that not only looks good, but is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in the user’s hand, especially when taking pictures.
The phone is coming with 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and runs on Android Gingerbread. On top, you will notice the Timescape skinning which runs smoothly on a 1GHz processor. Xperia smartphones add best in class entertainment on top of smartphone fundamentals such as apps, maps, email and fast uncompromised access to the Web with Adobe Flash Player to create the most entertaining smartphone experience. It is a close copy of the Sony Ericsson Xperia pro sans keyboard. Both feature an 8-megapixel camera on the back with LED-flash and Sony’s Exmor R sensor for higher sensitivity and better low-light shots. A 2-megapixel front-facing camera is a nice addition, especially for Video calling.
The Smartphone is expected to be available by the end of Q1 2011.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo Specs:
- Size: 116 x 57 x 13 mm
- Weight: 126 grams
- Phone memory: Up to 320 MB
- Memory card support: microSD up to 32 GB
- Memory card included: 8GB microSD
- Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
- Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 55 min
- Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs